- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
With uncertainty surrounding the California coaching staff, several committed recruits continue to explore all of their options so they can be sure to make the best decision for their future. That decision has kept things interesting for Darius Allensworth (Romoland, Calif./Heritage), who committed early to Arizona before making the switch to California, and now has Arizona State, Washington State and Wisconsin chasing him.
This week, Allensworth hosted Washington State coach Eric Morris, Cal coach Ashley Ambrose and Arizona State coach Joe Lorig on in-home visits. Allensworth said he was very interested in the visit from Ambrose.
"He said he's in a waiting process just like I am," Allensworth said. "It has my eyes open. I have to figure out what I have to do with that. But he said it was important for him to make the trip down. That showed that they still want me. I'm still in the waiting process. I haven't made a decision on anything. I want to see who they bring in. I know the coach will want to bring in his own people, and I don't know how I'll feel with those people in there."
Lorig visited with Allensworth on Thursday evening and the visit went very well, according to Allensworth.
"It was great," he said. "Coach Joe opened my eyes to a lot of stuff out there."
It went well enough that Allensworth said he will try to schedule an official visit with the Sun Devils for Jan. 11.
That could be one of three official visits Allensworth takes in January. He has an official trip scheduled to Washington State on Jan. 18, and said he would also like the last official visit he takes to be to Cal. All four schools are recruiting Allensworth as a defensive back, but that's about the only thing settled for Allensworth at this point.
"I'm still committed to Cal right now," he said. "I'm just trying to figure it all out. There's a lot going on."
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